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[[image:Bovis.jpg|thumb|right|Bovis-units according to A. Bovis|300px]]
The '''Bovis-scale''' (''Bovis-units'') is used by [[Radiesthesia|radiestesistsradiesthesists]] (dowsers) and adherents of [[geomancy]] to describe the "strength" of a presumed am alleged "subtle energy" or "life energy" , or a postulated "cosmo-telluric energy". This unit is scientifically not accepted scientifically and has a [[pseudoscience|pseudoscientific]] character.
==The origins, and the inventor A. Bovis==
[[image:A_Bovis.jpg|A. Bovis (putative Antoine Bovis)|left|200px|thumb]][[image:Andre_Bovis.jpg|André Bovis|left|150px|thumb]]
The origins of the term "Bovis" is unclear. According to different sources , the Bovis-scale is was named after a French an alleged French physicist, radiestesistradiesthesist, inventor , and tinkerer by the name of Bovis. His first name is referred as Anton<ref>http://www.energynics.com/bovis-scale.shtml</ref>, Antoine<ref>http://www.jenskleemann.de/wissen.php4?p=b/bo/bovis.html</ref><ref>http://www.skeptic.com/junior_skeptic/issue23/translation_Bovis.html</ref>, "André Bovis from Nice"<ref>http://www.conscienceverte.fr/la-regle-de-bovis-%28premiere-partie%29-2-168.html</ref>, or Alfred<ref>http://www.magic-places.ch/Boviseinh.html</ref>. But there are no doubts about his birth date, the 12th of january January 12, 1871 in Nice (France). A. Bovis died the day november November 13 in , 1947.
The szech Czech radio-technician an and pseudo-scientist Karel Drbal asserts , in his book ''The Struggle for the Pyramid Patent'',<ref>Drbal, Karel: The Struggle for the Pyramid Patent. Warner Destiny, 1976)</ref>, asserts that the inventor of the Bovis-scale would be was Antoine Bovis, who allegedly had owned a hard-ware store and made , did private radiestetic radiesthetic studies and worked on a [[Esotericism|esoteric]] pyramide-pyramid energy. On the The website "Scepticsceptic.com" also mentions a Antoine Bovis is also mentioned.<ref>http://www.skeptic.com/junior_skeptic/issue23/translation_Bovis.html</ref> Sceptic.com shows a book of a by an "A. Bovis" in which he repots about describes his ''"méthode niçoise de radiesthesie"'' (Nice-Nicoise method of radiestesiaradiesthesia) with his ''biometre''. ButHowever, the first name Antoine is never shownmentioned, the author is always descrd described as "Mr. A. Bovis" living at the , and with a postal address of "Bovis, 15 rue Pertinax, Nice". Apparently, and for unknown reasons, the author decided not to reveal his first name.
On the other hand however, there are is no doubts, doubt that "Mr. A. Bovis" was in reality fact was André Bovis, a tinkerer, inventor , and radiestesist radiesthesist from Nice in southern France. His grandson Jacques Bovis, who defines himself as a "geobiologist", refers to his grandfather André Bovis and his alleged radiestetic radiesthetic abilities.<ref>http://www.geobiologie.fr/pages_fr/enseignants.php</ref>.
The French citizen André Simoneton seems to have made further developments of Bovis's invention, and he talked about spoke of a so-called ''radio vitality'' (radiovitalité). Both, Bovis and Simoneton related the Bovis-scale to the well-known wellknown lenth-scale Ångström (1&nbsp;Å = 0,1&nbsp;nm or 10<sup>−10</sup>m). On a an original Bovis-scale of made by Bovis, the unit Ångström can be seen (see picture).
==Bovis reading==
[[image:Bovismeter1.png|thumb|300px|biometer or bovismeter (frenchFrench: ''biometre'')]]During a Bovis-"measurement" , the dowser is walking walks around the place or approaching approaches a particular object with an object a device (a pendulum, biotensor or "biometer"). The "measurement" is finshed, completed when the dowser declares the local Bovis number figure (''"this place has 18000&nbsp;Bovis"''). Sometimes a second person is douncounting counts down from a high number figure until the dowser asks him to stop counting and to tell the actual numberfigure.
A number figure of 6500 6,500 is considered "neutral", lower figures affect human "energies" negatively, while higher numbers positivelyones are said to have a positive effect.<br>
==The values==
A Bovis-number 6500 figure of 6,500 is considered "neutral", lower figures affect human "energies" negatively, higher numbers positivelyfigures are said to have a positive effect.
Numbers Figures above 10,000 are in the "ethereal range" and considered to be [[Place of Power|Places of power]]
Bovis-numbers accoring figures according to German dowser Markus Schirner<ref>Schirner M, Pendel-Set, Schirner-Verlag, ISBN:3-930944-65-0</ref>
{|
|0 - 2000 || crossings of two or more disturbing zones; immune dysfunction; arrest of growth
|7000 - 8000 || best value / full vitality
|-
|9000 - 10000 || too high in case of long durationexposure
|-
|10000 - 13500 || energetic an and etheric zones of the human body
|-
|13500 - 18000 || spiritual, sacred , and esoteric places
|-
|18000 and higher || regions of cosmic rays
|}
Visible light has wave-length a wavelength between 38003,800&nbsp;Å and 78007,800&nbsp;Å. These wave-length wavelengths correspond to frequencies from between 789&nbsp;to and 385&nbsp;THz. SoTherefore, the declaration of "full vitality" would will correspond to red light and having have an energy of 2&nbsp;eV per photon, ultra-violet light having an energy of 3&nbsp;eV per photon (1&nbsp;eV = 1,6&nbsp;·&nbsp;10<sup>-19</sup>&nbsp;Joule).
==criticism==
[[image:Vibracell.jpg|example for Example of advertisement for a comestible using "Bovis-values"|420px|thumb]]The Bovis-scale is used on a basis of undefined or cloudy words like "life-energy", "astralic" or "vitality". Furthermore, known scientific terms (energy, radiation, measurement) are used, but their meaning is not disclosed, sign for an indication of pseudoscience. There is no definition given for the "Bovis-units" and there are no known detecting or calibrating instruments for the claimed "subtle energies". Effects deduced from pendulum movements are known to be influenced by the Carpenter-effect.
Some sources, also among them inventors Bovis and Simoneton, relate their Bovis-values to the known unit Ångström while speaking about "wavelenghth" of alleged measured radiations. Some authors also speak about "Bio-Ångström" die Rede, making it futher further difficult to understand about what they are talking about. Using Bovis-values as length units, they can be used to assign an energy in its physical meaning. But, by doing this, an increasing Bovis-value would will rather assign decreasing energies (as known in physics), because the wavelenghth of an electromagnetic radiation is inversely proportional to its frequency, and not increasing enegy energy as supporters of the Bovis concept state. Also, using the Bovis-numbers figures as Ångström, the claimed radiation energy would be visible.
Sometimes the Bovis-numbers figures are used to diagnose deseases of diseases in humans. There is no rational basis for this pseudo-medical use.
==literature==

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